Bloomberg donates record $1.8B to Johns Hopkins

(CNN)Michael Bloomberg, the former New York mayor who is weighing a 2020 presidential run, is donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins. “America is at its best when we reward people based on the quality of their work, not the size of their pocketbook,” he wrote. Improving access to top colleges and universities for students who can’t afford it has long been a focus of Bloomberg’s philanthropic efforts. Bloomberg’s foundation supports several programs dedicated to helping high-achieving, lower-income …

Need for speed: The quest for the world’s fastest humans, without an engine

Battle Mountain, Nevada (CNN)Route 305 is a seemingly nondescript stretch of road in the middle of a very empty state, connecting two small towns. “Aerodynamic drag is 80% of what holds you back when you ride a 10-speed,” explained Alan Krause, co-director of the challenge, along with his wife, Alice. Therefore, for teams and individuals designing bicycles to be the fastest in the world, most of the battle is focused on reducing wind resistance. They build custom aerodynamic shells around …

Why Rwanda could help China fix its eyecare crisis

(CNN)President Xi Jinping recently described myopia as an epidemic affecting China’s younger generations. Myopia costs the global economy around $3 trillion a year in health costs and lost productivity, according to a 2010 report. By 2050, nearly 50% of the world’s population is predicted to have myopia, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Vision is the golden thread by which many of the UN’s sustainable development goals can be achieved, including quality education, decent work and economic growth, and …

5 Lifestyle Habits That Make You Tired, Or Could Be

1. Not Drinking Enough Water 2. Drinking Too Much Alcohol 3. Not Getting Enough Nutrients In Your Diet 4. Not Getting Enough Sleep 5. Sitting Too Much Stop being a zombie. Make a new habit of cutting out these old habits that make you tired, that you don’t even realize are negatively impacting your health and stealing away your energy. It’s easier said than done, but once you do it, you’ll transform into a magical butterfly (or semi-normal functioning part …

Someone Says Depression Is A Choice, And Andy Richters Response Is Brilliant

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Construction worker suicide rates are highest in the US, CDC study says

ADENOVIRUS OUTBREAK IN NEW JERSEY KILLS 11, OFFICIALS ORDER CENTER TO SEPARATE PATIENTS Men working in the arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media came in second — an increase of 47 percent during the years studied, according to the CDC. Installation, maintenance and repair rounded out the top three for males in 2015. Comparatively, in 2015, women working in arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media had the highest suicide rates for females, while women in protective services came in second. The third were women …

‘Legal high’ sales go underground

They said 31 outlets had closed, with a further 332 no longer stocking the drugs. Prices have gone up too and “significantly” fewer people are using them. But the report warns the drugs have become more potent, with new strands of them continuing to be produced. This suggests the ban has not yet brought an end to the “game of cat and mouse” between law enforcement agencies and those producing NPS. ‘You can still get hold of them’ The review …

Lil Pump Concert Venue Hit With Scary Tear Gas Attack Mid-Performance – Perez Hilton

This is so scary! The rapper Lil Pump was performing at Rock City in Nottingham, U.K. on Friday night, when somebody tossed tear gas into the crowd and ruined the show — and messed up a LOT of people’s health! Per TMZ, Lil Pump himself realized something was wrong when he was on stage, and he ran back stage for help, only to nearly pass out while being treated be medics. Scary!!! There are several videos out floating around right now showing various …

One Particular Kind Of Relationship Is Seriously Bad For Your Mental Health, Says Study

On/off relationships are big bucks in Hollywood. Entire films and TV shows depend on our investment in will-they-won’t-they, drawn-out relationships – Ross and Rachel, Carrie and Big, Joey and Dawson, Kermit and Miss Piggy – but did anyone actually think they were relationship goals? A study in the journal Family Relations has suggested that on/off relationships can be linked to signs of psychological distress. In the study, in which 545 people took part, 279 were in same-sex relationships and 266 in different-sex …

Florida sues Walgreens, CVS in connection with opioid crisis

“We will continue to pursue those companies that played a role in creating the opioid crisis,” said Attorney General Bondi. “Thousands of Floridians have suffered as a result of the actions of the defendants.” FEDS PROSECUTING FENTANYL OVERDOSE DEATHS AS HOMICIDES IN CRACKDOWN ON OPIOID DEALERS The amended complaint alleges that Walgreens and CVS were two of the largest opioid distributors in Florida and failed in their duties under Florida law to stop suspicious orders of opioids they received, according to …

Katie Porter, Elizabeth Warren’s Protg, Wins Southern California House Race

Katie Porter, a consumer law expert and former student of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), flipped a GOP-held seat in California’s traditionally Republican Orange County. Donald TrumpHillary Clinton RELATED COVERAGE An Elizabeth Warren Protégé Is Defying The Odds In The Cradle Of California Conservatism another district And unlike some other Republicans in vulnerable seats, Walters stuck with Trump on his two major legislative initiatives ― the failed bid to repeal the ACA, as well as the tax cut bill that became law. …

Stan Lee, Pioneer Of The Marvel Universe, Dies At Age 95

Lee had previously suffered a health scare in January, when he was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after experiencingtold the outlet the next day that he was stable and would be “staying there for a few days for some check ups as a safety precaution.” The Daily Beast reported that Lee was being financially “picked apart” as his health declined. Among those defrauding Lee were his daughter’s former business associate and his long-time bodyguard. Lee was born Stanley Martin Lieber in …

Jada Pinkett Smith On The Most Harmful Words 2 White Cops Shouted At Her

Jada Pinkett Smith said she will never forget the devastating slurs two white police offers shouted at her when she was younger.  Red Table Talk.”  Banfield-Jones shared her own experiences with racism, as she grew up during a time when she said she remembered “not being able to go to downtown and try on hats and different places that we weren’t allowed to go in in our own neighborhood.” “Blond hair on white women just triggers me, and I’ve had to …

Im Documenting Myself Slowly Dying From A Rare Disease To Show Why Euthanasia Should Be Legalized

My partner and I have been documenting daily life with a disability through Instagram without the filters and mushy inspo-porn. I’m brutally honest and open with my photos, revealing aspects of disabled life that you don’t often hear about. I’m Holly Warland, a 27-year-old woman from Australia and I have a rare condition called Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. My LGMD involves the gradual deterioration of all my muscles from the chin down leaving me predominantly bed bound and reliant on …

Feeling left out of a hot market? This new outfit has a fund with shares of 30 top unicorns to sell you

When Equidate, a venture-backed secondaries marketplace based in San Francisco, closed its most recent round of funding with $50 million four months ago, it was hardly a surprising bet on the part of its backers. As startups linger ever longer as private companies, more people are looking to lock up shares wherever they can find them. Investors have plenty of platforms from which to choose. In addition to Equidate, other companies that match investors with “pre-IPO” company shares include EquityZen, …

What the FDAs restriction of e-cig flavors means for Juul

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has revealed his plans to combat underage use of e-cigs and nicotine, which has grown 78 percent among high school students from 2017 to 2018. The commissioner today announced a plan that would remove all flavored electronic nicotine delivery system products — with the exception of tobacco, mint, menthol or non-flavored products — from any store where children under the age of 18 can see them. So what does this mean for Juul, a company that …